Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Wembley Arena, Wembley, London
Date Started: August 9, 2012
Date Finished: August 11, 2012
Russian Yevgeniya Kanayeva was the defending champion and came to London as an overwhelming favorite in this event. She had won the last three World Championships, and in 2009 and 2011 won the all-around and all four apparatus gold medals at the Worlds, and she had already won 17 World and 13 European gold medals.
Kanayeva came through as expected, winning the gold medal in dominating fashion, as she was the only gymnast to score 9.900 with any apparatus, something she did twice with hoops and clubs. She had the highest score on three of the four apparatuses. Kanayeva was 2.4 points ahead of her teammate Darya Dmitriyeva, who was, in turn, over three points ahead of Belarus’ [Lyubov Charkashina].
This was the fourth consecutive gold medal in the event for a Russian gymnast, and this was only the second one-two finish for a nation in rhythmic gymnastics, after Russians Alina Kabayeva and Irina Chashchina had won gold-silver at Athens in 2004.
|5||Son Yeon-Jae||18||South Korea||KOR|
|21||Julie Zetlin||22||United States||USA|
|24||Frankie Jones||21||Great Britain||GBR|